Mizzou issues heat advisory for season opener

Mizzou Football opens the 2013 season vs. Murray State at home inside Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, with projected temperatures into the upper 90s.

Fans planning to attend the season opener for the Tigers are asked to take note of several precautionary measures and guidelines from Mizzou Athletics.

Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium will be ready for the heat with water jugs and misting stations positioned throughout concourses for fans in need of relief from the high temperatures. Additionally, fans will be allowed to bring one unopened, factory sealed bottle of water through the stadiumâ??s gates. Empty bottles (no glass) are also permitted for use at drinking fountains or water jug stations.

Mizzou Athletics offered these guidelines:

- Wear loose-fitting clothing and a hat

- Use sunscreen of at least 30 SPF â?? repeat application periodically

- Seek shade if you begin to feel dizzy

- Drink plenty of fluids such as water and isotonic drinks â?? be sure to include these on your tailgate shopping lists!

- Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol

- Go immediately to a First Aid station, or notify the nearest event personnel if you need help

Mizzou will provide the following amenities to fans for the game against Murray State:

- Stadium concession stands will be stocked with twice as much bottled water as usual

- Courtesy cups of ice will be available for fans needing to cool down once gates open

- Water jugs will be spread throughout the east and west concourse for fans in need of hydration once gates open

- One (1) unopened, factory sealed bottle of water is permitted to enter the stadium â?? guests are also permitted to bring empty bottles (no glass bottles) to utilize at drinking fountains and our water stations

- Misting stations will be setup around the stadium on the north, east and west concourse

- Event personnel, uniformed officers and EMS will be on the lookout for fans in heat distress